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Aug 052014
 
Wringing Detroit Dry

Detroit residents are fighting austerity for all of us. John Nichols, July 30, 2014   |    This article appeared in the August 18-25, 2014 edition of The Nation. American austerity rarely receives the same kind of attention paid to Europe’s evisceration of its social programs in the name of balancing budgets. But American austerity is […]

Jul 072014
 
Detroit bankruptcy bills top $75M so far

City now looks to be costliest Ch. 9 By Chad Halcom, Crain’s Detroit Business, July 6, 2014 Related post: Detroit bankruptcy bills, payments Detroit’s municipal bankruptcy, which was already the nation’s largest by debt, population affected and number of creditors, now appears to have become its costliest in legal and professional fees after just one […]

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Jul 042014
 
Going Without Water in Detroit

But cutting water to homes risks a public health crisis. Instead, the water department should more aggressively target delinquent commercial customers who carry a large share of the unpaid bills. It should enact a comprehensive plan to fix leaking pipes; flooded streets are common here, and water customers — whether the state or ordinary residents […]

Jul 012014
 
Detroit Financial Dictator Uses Water as Weapon - Black Agenda Radio

The water cut-offs that could soon affect 30,000 Detroit households are “an effort on the part of the Emergency Financial Manager to intimidate people, to drive even more people out of the city – but, moreover, it is aimed at privatizing and breaking up the Detroit Water and Sewage Department,” said Abayomi Azikiwe, an organizer […]

Jul 012014
 
DWSD Shutoffs on Belgian radio

Click on the image above to hear Moratorium NOW organizer Abayomi Azikiwe on Belgian radio, Redactie Radio Centraal, or click here. Detroit: straks honderdduizenden zonder water Verschillende organisaties en burgerinitiatieven in Detroit ageren momenteel heftig tegen een minstens even heftige evolutie: zo’n 300.000 gezinnen worden, aan het tempo van een paar duizend per week, droogweg […]

Jun 302014
 
Just Say No! Union Leader Explains Why Retirees Should Reject 'Grand Bargain'

An interview with Cecily McClellan, City of Detroit retiree and activist. By Darrell Dawsey, Deadline Detroit, June 29, 2014 CECILY MCCLELLAN says she’s seen the fight brewing for years, decades even. A union diehard, Detroit loyalist and city pensioner, McClellan, 61, says the intensifying battle over the fate of the pensions of retired city workers is the […]

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Jun 302014
 
Detroit's Emergency Manager Shuts Off Water for Thousands of Homes; Is Your City Next?

Interview with Tom Stephens, a lawyer, a lifelong metro Detroit resident and an activist by Joan Braunwasser of OpEdNews.com. My guest today is Thomas Stephens, a lawyer and lifelong metro Detroit resident. Welcome to OpEdNews, Tom. Joan: The Institute for Public Policy recently sent out an email blast about the situation in Detroit [June 26, […]